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Home Selling in 34117 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 7, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
Not necessarily. Decreasing returns occur when a property owner improves a property beyond the point of capital recapture (the return of the original principal investment ) on a sale; in such an instance, the property is said to be over-improved. From a resale point of view, it is not always wise to be the biggest. Of course you may find somebody who who love a 5 car garage. ... more
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Thu Oct 7, 2010
Rich Homer answered:
Depends, if you want to rent seasonally...go ground floor. Retired people (those that can leave there homes for 3-4 months) sometimes have issues with stairs.
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Thu Oct 7, 2010
Lisa Thorik Team answered:
That depends on the demand for like properties. The price must reflect the condition "as is", bidders will make offers based on their estimation of what it takes to get the property up to current standards.
Inspections always say there are things that need to be repaired and sellers often do not correct all of them.
It's a good idea if the owner has no means to make repairs and the price is right. It's a bad idea if for a few bucks you can make the house more sellable and drive up the price.
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Mon Oct 11, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:

In my opinion this depends on the particular property and its condition. Some are best left furnished while others should be furnished......If furnished means...."staged" as a would obviously be best to furnish the home.

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Thu Oct 7, 2010
Keith Sorem answered:
Price point of competition should be closely tied to market value.

Note that 75-80% of listings are overpriced, so the question is do you want the property listed, or sold?

If the answer is sold, then (see link below) depending upon market conditions, list at either sale price or slightly below. There is no point to overpricing unless your market is very "unique". ... more
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Mon Oct 11, 2010
Marc Comisar answered:
Certainly cannot hurt.
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Mon Sep 20, 2010
Ryan Bleggi answered:
Ultimately, it's your decision of which closing agent to use, whether it's a title company or attorney. If you trust and respect the opinion of your realtor, I don't see anything wrong with using their suggestion if the closing agent has a track record of being reliable. You don't need to be present at closing, but will need to have the deed notarized when you sign it. Good luck!

Ryan Bleggi
Downing-Frye Realty
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
Marc Comisar answered:
There is no crystal ball but we have been steady for a good year now.....some communities have dipped and some have had increases. It depends where you are and what sort of product you own. There are a lot of buyers out there though you just need maximum exposure to not miss them. Our team would love to tell you about what we can do for you and your place. Please let me know if we can sit down and go over the details of the home.
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Carolyn Thompson answered:
Tell your Realtor that you need more feedback. Ask what the agents are saying about your house.

Often if a home has the traffic but not the offers it is priced too high.

Try to do what you can to adjust for the market right NOW, as this may be the closest thing you see to a seller's market for a while. Many people trying to get the federal home buyer credit. ... more
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Sat Feb 18, 2012
Clayton Hansen answered:
Hi Lisa,

I have no idea how that statistic has been derived. My recommendation would be to find a resource that uses direct MLS data and only MLS data to calculate these trends. I have included a link below that will help you see trends occurring in the area and allow you to compare them to other area codes through out the country. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this.

Kindest Regards,

Clayton Hansen
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Mon Feb 22, 2010
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FHA has implemented a new system and will stop approving condominiums, leaving that up to individual lenders under their Direct Endorsement Lender Review and Approval Process (DELRAP) program. Even prior to that FHA had offered a "spot approval" program.

You can look on for information about your condominium project approval or check with your HOA representative who may know.

Let me know if I can be of help in financing your new home!


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Mon Nov 16, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:
How about lease option to buy in Atlanta and then when your home settles from FL, you then purchase?

Now I would only recommend this if you can financially afford to rent and carry your other house in case it does not sell for a little while.

I would consult with a FL real estate agent which you can look up under the find a pro feature on trulia under advice and opinions. Then do the same for atlanta and see what kind of options are out there.

This also is good because what if you move out there and buy right away and dont like the location (assuming this is a job relo and you are not 100% familar with atlanta)

Sean Dawes
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Sun Sep 13, 2009
Debhazel answered:
i am looking seriously in naples. what is the deal with this. how much
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Sat Jul 11, 2009
Debra Gladchun, ABR, GRI answered:
Good Morning, I am familiar with the Sherwood Community, how can I help you?
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Sun Jun 21, 2009
Joe Nernberg answered:
Dear Barbie,

Water and gas piping REQUIRE a permit. Electrical outlets and circuits REQUIRE a permt. Your contractors have misrepresented themselves and ultimately it is the contractor's responsibility to make these modifications code-compliant. Put the ball in their court. If you allow code enforcement (municipal) inspectors into your home, you will be cited and then given a deadline to make premises code compliant.

Your statement of a "can of worms" and an "inspection nightmare" suggests you may have known about these issues of illegality. Refusing proper disclosure makes you look suspicious. Be honest or take your home off the market.

Another suggestion: Get a pre-listing inspection to reveal your home's warts and blemishes. Don't fix anything and state the selling price relects the true value of this home (with attached report and disclosures). Anything less is an invitation to litigation.
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Sat Jul 11, 2009
Dennis Leffert, J.D. answered:

I would be happy to assist you in finding a home to rent, but need to know what area in Naples you would like to live. Please give me a phone call at 239-560-0014 and we can get started finding you a home to rent.

Dennis Leffert, J.D.
Real Estate Broker
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Sat Jun 25, 2011
Scott Riddle answered:

If it says it in the docs than that is the law. If you want to push the issue you need to seek legal assistance.

Scott Riddle, PA
(CSP) Certified Short Sale Professional
Sand Castle Realty Group
239-390-0027 fax
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Wed May 13, 2009
Teri Forsberg answered:
There are currently 7 homes listed on our multiple listing service on this street. The prices range from $244,000-449,000. I do not know the model, size, upgrades etc. A good estimation would be to look at the sold homes in the last few months that are similar in size, etc.

Feel free to check out the sold homes on my website: You can login with a username and password of your choice. If you would like to discuss the property, please contact me.


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Wed Jul 1, 2009
Ken Lowe answered:
I apologize for your experience. If you price your condo's at the current market they will sell. There are some difficulties in our market but I believe it is turning around.

I am a full time professional in the market assisting customers with all aspects of Real Estate Sales and Purchase. I would be happy to speak with you regarding sales of your property.

Ken Lowe - Realtor Partner
The Tropical Team
Chairman’s Circle Diamond
Prudential Florida Realty
Let Me Help You Put Your Footprints In The Sand!!!
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Mon Apr 20, 2009
Nathan Lacorte answered:
That is not a question that has a measured or acurate answer?? Any agent who claims they are the one is telling you what you want to hear.

Many of our foreign buyers are empowered by the wealth of information on the internet without having to reach out for one particular realtor.

We had 3 closings this year, one from Poland, Qubec and Austria, all of which found us online. They had contacted many agents but liked our honest straight forward approach.

Nathan LaCorte
Main: 828-215-5603
Toll#: 800-590-6856
Fax: 239-236-0282
Sand Castle Realty
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